Byzantine chant - psaltiki - the unaccompanied psalmody of the Eastern Orthodox Church, inhabits a chronological space extending back to late antiquity and continuing to the present day. This lecture-workshop will provide an overview of Byzantine chant's thousand-year old written tradition and its relationship to oral practice, and how the two have interacted and influenced one another. Participants will be invited to sing along with the musical examples provided.
Fifth Boston Byzantine Music Festival
Medieval Byzantine Chant: A Living Tradition in Historical Focus
Date: Feb 24, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM–10:50 AM Location: Hellenic College Holy Cross Building: Archbishop Iakovos Library Reading Room Address: 50 Goddard Ave Brookline, MA 02445-7415 REGISTER (Registration closes February 23)
Spyridon Antonopoulos discusses the written and oral traditions of Byzantine chant.